Everything You Need To Know About Our Interactive Entertainment for Events
While everyone is different, our clients often choose to keep the entertainment a surprise for the audience, adding even more ‘wow factor’.
How does it work?
We have lots of different Entertainment options – both interactive & non-interactive. To get our options & rates, please request a quote and you’ll get it straight to your inbox.
What I want isn’t on your Rate Guide
No problemo! We may be able to tailor our entertainment to suit your requirements/vision. Please give us a call on 1300 781 380 or send us a question via our enquiry form.
What group sizes can you work with?
We’ve delivered programs for groups ranging in size from 5 – 1000 participants!
What ages is this suitable for?
All ages. We tailor our performance to suit the audience.
Will this work for my event?
We are definitely biased, but after watching 1000s of people take part in interactive drumming, we have witnessed lots of joy. The power of drumming breaks down barriers and unites people.
I don’t think everyone will be into it
There can sometimes be a group that is slow to warm up, where the energy is not immediately present, but a few energetic people amongst them bring them all out of their shells. Our facilitators understand group dynamics & know how to pinpoint & utilise these energetic individuals. With our encouragement, they unleash this special power and the bonding begins naturally and within a few minutes. Often, it’s the ones you least expect that end up taking on active roles and enjoying themselves the most. Which makes it even more fun for everyone else.
Can you cater to my theme/celebration?
Absolutely. We can creatively incorporate your theme or other elements into any event.
Will I be able to have this at my venue?
Our Interactive Drumming activity can take place almost anywhere – indoors or outdoors. We are able to make whatever space you have available work for us, as long as your guests can fit in with a bit of extra room. We recommend discussing this with your venue too or putting us in contact with them to work out the best set up.
How much notice do I need to give to book an event?
We certainly take last minute bookings –. providing we are available. However, our calendar does get pretty full so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment and to allow sufficient time for planning
There may also be additional administration fees added to bookings that are made with less than 2 weeks notice.
What’s involved in booking?
We have made it super simple for you. There are 3 steps to the booking process:
- Let us know the event details & option you want.
- Sign a confirmation document to lock us in on your preferred date & time.
- Pay a 50% deposit.
- Answer a maximum of 10 questions (half of which can be directed to your venue contact).
- Enjoy the show & lap up the praise from happy guests!
What other preparations will I need to make?
We prepare and deliver all necessary equipment and handle all set-up at the location you choose.
Once you have decided on a location, you just need to make sure that there are enough chairs for everyone or perhaps some blankets/rugs to sit on might work for you.
For groups over 100 people, there may be sound amplification required, but we can discuss this with you and your venue.
Do you have any party favours?
We have memento’s available for purchase that can be given to your guests as a keepsake. You can even get your logo on mini drums and we offer bulk buy pricing. The options & pricing can be found on the last page of our Price List. To get our Price List, please request a quote and you’ll get it straight to your inbox.
Who are the performers?
Our events are always led by a Master Drummer from Africa. Depending on the option you choose, they will be supported by other drummers & dancers from Africa. All our performers are authentic African musicians/dancers… The real deal!
Where are you?
With local African musicians/dancers in each state and territory (i.e. Africans that have grown up in Africa but now live in Australia), we can deliver programs all over the country. Our office is currently based on the beautiful Gold Coast and our Artistic Director Tuza is based in Sydney.
How long have you been providing professional entertainment?
We’ve been doing this long enough (over 15 years) to know how to make an event a real success. Our Performers have even more experience, so you’re in good hands.
What Happens on the Day?
What time do you arrive?
We usually arrive around 30-40 minutes before an Interactive Drumming event to allow plenty of time for unloading the drums & moving our vehicle from the loading dock (if necessary). For events with over 150 people, we may even arrive earlier.
We are able to work with you to ensure our set up doesn’t affect your day – i.e. we can arrive earlier to set up and we can set up discreetly so your guests don’t expect a thing until the big reveal.
What’s involved in the set up?
You don’t need to lift a finger! Our African Performers will need to get as close as possible to the performance area (we can discuss this with your venue) to be able to transport hundreds of drums to the venue. The drums will be set up on each of the chairs (or underneath the chairs).
What about the pack up?
Again, we do everything. We will pack up immediately after our session but we can also work around you and delay packing away so that your guests are not disturbed.
How long is the activity?
We have a few options for you from 5-90 minutes. Please take a look at our Rate Guide to work out your preferred option. Just request a quote and you’ll get the Rate Guide straight to your inbox.
Can we take pictures/videos?
You can certainly take pictures for internal purposes – can you please ensure African Beat is referenced so anyone who sees it can also know who was involved. We’d also love to see the pictures so if you could email them to us that would be appreciated.
And if you want to share any on Facebook or Instagram please use the links to tag us.
How much is it?
Please request a quote and you’ll get our Rate Guide straight to your inbox. This will have a list of the options & prices available so you can choose your preference.
How are your fees determined?
We take into consideration the number of participants, location & number of performers to provide you with an all-inclusive price. There are no unexpected fees, as we understand that our clients appreciate transparency.
Do you charge extra for travel expenses?
If your chosen location is outside a reasonable driving distance it will impact the event fee. Our Price List allows you to calculate the cost for additional travel but if we may need to fly, we will prepare a tentative schedule for your event, and send you an all-inclusive event proposal.
All travel fees will be part of the all-inclusive proposal – and you will NEVER have to worry about add-ons or unexpected incidentals.
How do I pay?
When you make a booking, a 50% pre-payment is due to lock in your date & time. The remainder is due after the event (14 days). We will send you an invoice with instructions of how to transfer the money into our bank account. There is also an option to pay by credit/debit card (please let us know if you want this option) and there is a 3% processing fee for this method.
How do I pay by credit/debit card?
If there is no “processing fee” amount listed on your invoice, you first need to tell us you’d like to pay via card. A quick phone call/email is ok. Next, click “Review & Pay “on the email we send you & then the green Pay now button. This will take you to PayPal where you can sign in to your account or continue as a guest.